The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

How does the brain learn by talking to itself?

UNIGE scientists uncover the role of synaptic feedback systems in shaping learning processes in the brain’s cortex – a discovery that may prove valuable for developing efficient artificial intelligence. Human beings, like other animals, possess an enormous learning capacity that Read more…

Hirnliga Research Award 2016 to Anthony Holtmaat

Prof. Holtmaat receives prize

Prize “ Ligue Suisse sur le Cerveau - Hirnliga “ 2016 awarded to Anthony Holtmaat. The Swiss League for the Brain awards a prize every two years for outstanding brain research. This year’s CHF 20,000 prize went to Professor Anthony Holtmaat Read more…

Long-term potentiation in silent neurons

silent neurons

The team led by Anthony Holtmaat, professor at UNIGE and member of the NCCR-Synapsy, was able to demonstrate that the sensory stimulus alone can generate long-term synaptic. Their research on this memory of silent neurons is published in Nature. When Read more…